Did Madison and Jefferson Influence the First Amendment Religion Clauses?

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In a recent article in American Political Thought which I have yet to read, Mark David Hall argues that there is little evidence to support the claim that the men who ratified the first amendment were influenced by James Madison’s Memorial and Remonstrance (1785) and Thomas Jefferson’s Statute for Religious Liberty (1786).  I have heard Hall make this argument before.  I am glad to see it is now in print.

For more see Jon Rowe’s post at American Creation.

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  2. Thanks Dr. Fea. I look forward to reading Dr. Hall's article.

    In the meantime, I am reading John Ragosta's new book, Religious Freedom: Jefferson's Legacy, America's Creed, which (I assume) presents a counter-argument to Dr. Hall's thesis.

    I'd love to see you post one of your Author's Corners with Dr. Ragosta about his new book.

    Thanks

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